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BCS and Filtering/Paging - External List vs Business Data List Web Part

I am trying to learn BCS for use in an in-house application. To keep it simple at this point I am limiting myself to a single table even though the table has FK references for grouping and some ...
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Multiple filters in ECT External Item Picker in SharePoint 2010 BCS?

I am using SharePoint 2010 BCS to connect to a SQL Server database table and created an External Content Type (ECT). In this ECT you can specify a filter and I have done that, and I mapped the ECT to ...
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External Content Types are not available. Contact your system administrator - BCS - User profile sync

I'm trying to setup a BCS connection from a SQL view -> user profile properties. I've created the external content type and got the right view. I also set the "set object permission", checked all ...
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External list edit form not shown

I created an external list using Business Connect Services. I have added operations for read list, read item and update item. Then create external list using external content type. I can display list ...
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BCS Question (changing data source of a web service)

We are going to be building a Web Service (on-premise) to connect our data to SharePoint online (o365) using BCS and OData. If we migrate our database from one location (in Oracle) to another (e.g. ...
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Why aren't my result types working with managed properties?

I'm having trouble getting Result Types working in SharePoint Search. I've defined a result source for one of my BDC datatypes, plus a result type that matches everything from that result source. ...
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Query External Data using BCS

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I'm developing a webpart that has to query an external data and show the results. I cannot create external list due to the fact that my external table has more than ...
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Item-level security possible with OData external content type?

I've created an External Content Type which uses an OData service as it source, and I created a content source in the Search Service Application in order to crawl this data. This works fine. However, ...
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Search in Custom indexing connector with AttachmentAssociator property in AssociationNavigator

I have a custom indexing connector with Entities associated via AssociationNavigator method. In order for Search (of SharePoint 2013) to crawl the associated entity, we need to set either the ...
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How can I create a multi-valued refiner for a Business Data Catalog external content type?

This question regards a SharePoint 2010 instance using vanilla search. I'm currently using a Business Data Catalog to pull records from a database table with an end-goal of displaying the records in ...
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Error while creating a new customer via BCS from within a web part

This is my first time that I am using BCS via a web part and in general. this is my code and I am getting the following error: The given dot notation 'CustomerID' refers to a node in Type Descriptor ...
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Limiting a view based on authentication by writing qualified username

This article http://www.thesharepointbar.com/?p=340 how to limit a read on a user in BCS, but we can't find the correct syntax for fba-users. (MS Quote: If the login mode for the user is claims-based, ...
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Can you use BCS External Content Types in conjunction with Product Catalogs in 2013?

Does anybody know if it is possible to use an External Content Type as the basis for a Product Catalog in SharePoint 2013? So if we store a load of Product data in a database are we then able to ...
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403 Error connecting to ODATA via External Content Type with SharePoint

I have a tenant on SharePoint Online (the new 2013 version). In that tenant, I have a Project Online site collection. Project Online hosts a very nice OData endpoint at ...
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External List not returning values

I have an external list which isn't returning any values. The list uses an external content type, which gets information from a SOAP service. After creating the content type using a read item and ...
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How to connect between two document libraries in different webapplications using BCS?

In Sharepoint 2010 , How to connect between two document libraries in different webapplications using BCS?. The webapplications has sitecollections and sites in it and the sites are getting created ...
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Deploy BCS profile page without SPD

Is it possible to deploy a BCS profile page via a WSP? Did anyone try this including settting the default action on the external content type? All references I can find explain how to create a ...
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Using collection parameters with BCS entities results in “No constructor” error

I have a problem using collections for in-parameters with BCS entity methods and since I'm pretty sure you should be able to do this there must be some error that I haven't found. I have created a ...
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Do not load data in design mode of webpart

I have custom webpart which gets data from external database using BCS. When I add the webpart in a webpart zone, it queries the BDC to get data so it take time to insert webpart. I only want to query ...
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Specify external content type lookup for deployable list?

I have a ListTemplate which is being deployed with Visual Studio. Is it possible to make a reference from this template to an external content type that runs on the farm? Or must I manually add these ...
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External list Reading items very slow

I am trying to retrieve all the columns from External list from sharepoint 2010. Em using the below code SPListItemCollection collection = list.GetItems(query); foreach (SPField field in ...
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How to display a list across multiple sites?

I want to be able to create a customized list, "Test", on my main page, "Home" of SharePoint. I want to be able to link to that custom list, "Test", onto another site in the same collection, ...
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How to Stop ECT Action from Using ActionRedirect

If I create an Action on an External Content Type with a URL such as this . . . ...
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SharePoint foundation and BCS

I am testing SharePoint 2010 foundation with bcs to access one of my sql tables. I created a list with filters on some fields (wildcard and limit types) But unfortunately, when I display (browser) ...
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External List Error : The query against the database caused an error

I got an SQL Server 2008 R2 and a SharePoint Server. I have put up a BCS between the two servers. Reading data through a External List. This worked fine yesterday. But to day I got this error: The ...
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External list with bulk amount of data does not work properly

I have created and external content type to fetch data from a SQL table. The table currently contains 8000 records. So when I create an external list from that content type the list does not display ...
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Error while import resource file Business Data Connectivity

I am trying to use powershell for importing a resource file in Business Data Catalog but I keep getting the following error Import-SPBusinessDataCatalogModel : The root element of a valid Metadata ...
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SQL Hardening, BCS, and ECT (SharePoint 2010)

Currently running into some errors when trying to setup External Content Types with SharePoint 2010. The goal is simple which is to connect to a SQL Server and pull information into SharePoint to an ...
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BDC hide identifier in new item form

I'm working on a simple bdc model in visual studio. i use the entity framework to access the data on the database. Everything works fine (all CRUD operations) but in the "New item" form i have to ...
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merge data in a sharepoint2010 user profile property sync with sql using BCS

i have configured the user profile syncing with my custom SQL table. i require 4 properties that are with 6 columns in the table & the scenario is i have to concatenate the strings of the 3 ...
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How to Bind Data to Traditional ASP.NET Controls in SharePoint Foundation 2010?

First off, my background is ASP.NET Web Forms. I'm sure this is very simple but I'm quite new to SharePoint. We're running SP Foundation 2010. I'm going to build a WebPart in VS.NET 2010 and deploy ...
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BCS Security Access Using Secure Store in code question

I have Secure Store and also Kerberos setup on my development and production farms. I am using Event Receivers to access BCS data. I have verified that if I simply impersonate a user that has access ...
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Accessing External List Items Programmatically

The following bit of code throws an Unauthorized Operation exception when I try to enumerate the items in the list. Any ideas? SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() { ...
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Custom View Header Rendering Twice on External List

I'm starting to work with custom view stylesheets on an external list. I am finding the header is rendering twice - once upon initial page render and again after the data is returned from the server: ...
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BDC external type with dropdown data entry

I would like to be able to have a BDC entity setup such that when you create a list from the external content type the new item form automatically comes setup with a lookup field for one of the ...
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Populate SharePoint Group from BCS External List

I have a BCS External List that is giving me the data that I want. Currently that data is usernames (domain\username). Is there anyway to sync/import/connect an External List with a SharePoint ...
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SPBuiltInFieldId structure for BCS - is there any const for “BdcIdentity”?

For SPListItem's built-in field values we have SPBuiltInFieldId class with many guids - SPBuiltInFieldId.Title and so on. Now I am working with BCS and I can't find any built-in object for ...
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Problems configuring External List on Sharepoint Foundation 2010

I have created a new database on MS SQL SERVER SHAREPOINT instace that contains two simple tables. Then I tried to link values defined in these tables by implementing External Content Types using ...
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Exporting Application Model from SP Designer 2010 to Visual Studio 2010 BDC Model Project

I've created an Application Model in SP Designer 2010 and exported it (XML file). I'd like to use the definition in a Business Data Connectivity Project in Visual Studio 2010. Is there a way to ...
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After importing, src attribute is removed from img tag [closed]

This is SP2010. I am using BCS and an external list to read in HTML from a non-SharePoint CMS. The HTML includes typical rich-text content, including images. Looking at the external list text, I can ...
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BDC types not coming up as crawled properties in SharePoint 2013 search

I am trying to setup search in my SharePoint 2013 site, using BCS, connecting to a .Net assembly which is exposing the types. The first time I deployed the solution, the exposed types came up as ...
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Crawled properties missing for Business Data source

We've implemented and crawled a Business Data Connectivity Service data source. I can find the items based on the values in their fields, but when I look at Crawled Properties, there is only the ...
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Using External Data in SharePoint 2013

Hi i am new to SharePoint, i have been given a requirement and i am not able to find the right approach. We have a SharePoint portal which keeps track of employees details, very recently we have ...
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Select Default Filter in BDCM File

When working with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and Business Data Connectivity Model (BDCM) files, does anyone know in the code where to set the "default" Filter and hide the option? Right ...
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External content types in sharepoint

I have an external list based webpart with 5 wild card filters. when I searched using one filter the required item is displayed but the same item is not displayed using other filter. For example if an ...
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How to do a Filter in a BCS External Data picker

I am using an OData web service with BCS (testing with Northwind) and I would like to define some filters when using the External Data picker. I'd like to be able to have a drop down that then ...
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Keep SQL Connection Alive during ReadItem

Is there any way to keep a connection open during the ReadItem process or is there a best practice around this? Basically if i'm calling ReadItem in BCS 100K times, how can I streamline that ...
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REST API ItemCount on oData BCS List

I have a list generated from a BCS oData provider and I am attempting to get the number of items in the list so I can generate a $top on my request rather than bring back only the 100 item generic ...
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Authentication between SharePoint O365 and external OData web service

We are using SharePoint Online (O365) with ADFS. We are also building an on-premise OData web service to provide data into the cloud as an External Content Type. We understand generally how to use ...
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Fast Search for Sharepoint 2010: Incremental Crawl Memory Leak

Background My organization has been attempting to use FAST Search for Sharepoint 2010 as a search solution for our DMS. I am currently utilizing a .Net indexing connector to index a database of ~ 8 ...